Sentence suspension: IHC sets Nawaz’s plea on Nov 25

Punjab govt constitutes four member body to decide Nawaz's stay
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has set the plea on 25th November of suspending former premier Nawaz Sharif’s sentence for eight weeks in the Al-Azizia corruption case.
The high court will also hear an appeal of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for enhancing the sentence in the Al-Azizia case on the same day.

Also read: Nawaz Sharif granted bail in Al-Azizia case on medical grounds

A bench of the IHC had recently granted a bail petition of Nawaz Sharif on medical grounds after suspending the sentence for eight weeks in the reference.
A high court bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani announced the verdict on the petition.

Also read: Nawaz Sharif’s bail plea adjourned for 4 days in Al-Azizia case

The court has temporarily suspended the imprisonment of Sharif in the case for eight weeks and asked his counsel to submit two surety bonds worth Rs two million each.
Earlier in October, imprisoned Nawaz Sharif was arrested by the NAB regarding the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case.
In December 2018, Nawaz was sentenced seven years in prison in Al-Azizia reference by an accountability court.

Also read: Nawaz Sharif’s sentence suspended for eight weeks in Al-Azizia case

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